OPA could not run without the work of our committees!

Here's what they do to bring opportunities to the OSU post-doctoral community. Contact the chairs if you want to get involved!


Professional Development and Events Committee: Organizes events related to the academic professional development and other social and events. These include teaching and research workshops and panels as well as picnics, games, sports, and other networking events for postdocs. They also review the professional development grants submitted by OSU postdocs in the spring and fall.

Co-Chairs: Courtney Roper and Nicole Pitterson.


Industry Exploration Program Committee: Organizes events related to non-academic professional development. These include resume writing, industry networking, and site visits to companies.

Co-Chairs: Sharon Bywater-Reyes and Cassie Glaspie.


Public Relations and Outreach Committee: Connects with other OSU offices and departments to organize joint events of interest for the OSU postdoctoral community, organizes information regarding OPA activities and events to OSU community. This includes the website, social media and print media.

Co-Chairs: Richard Rodrigues.


Bylaws committee: Annually Revises and updates the OPA Bylaws.

Co-Chairs: Cassie Glaspie.